PolarTREC Updates

Upcoming Webinar - Celebrate Antarctica Day!

Date: 1 December 2015
Time: 10am Alaska Daylight Time
[11am PST, 12pm MST, 1pm CST, 2pm EST]
Join us for a 1 hour webinar with PolarTREC teacher Michelle Brown and the Human Impacts in Antarctica 2015 expedition. Michelle and her team will be on the ice, at McMurdo Station, sharing their research project with the webinar audience. We welcome the public and classrooms to participate! It is free and easy to register and participate!

New Arctic wildlife resources available for educators and students!

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) has released three educational toolkits

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) has released three educational toolkits giving educators and children the opportunity to get out there and learn about Arctic ponds, tundra and spring.

Targeting students aged 6-12, toolkits consist of a highly visual pocket field guide and an accompanying leader’s manual to help teachers, parents, and other educators instruct, discuss and share activities relating to Arctic ecosystems and processes.

Fall Issue of Witness the Arctic Available

WTA Fall Issue 2015

The Fall 2015 issue of Witness the Arctic is now published online. This issue includes an ARCUS Member Highlight of the Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi, Finland; news of recent SEARCH activities and comments from the program's Executive Director; project reports from NSF-funded research in Arctic natural science and data management; several reports from interagency and international projects investigating a range of impacts on the Arctic from climate change; updates from USARC, the Polar Research Board, and the ASSW 2016 planning committee; and a newcomer's guide to the complexities of the Arctic research community from ARCUS Executive Director, Robert Rich.

Membership to ARCUS

NEW! ARCUS has new membership categories including individual membership! ARCUS members participate in a leading community promoting discovery and understanding of the Arctic. Our members are the core of our network, and their support enables us to continue providing quality programs and outreach. Come join us today and make a difference!

Michelle Heading to Antarctica!

Michelle Brown tries her hand at using the GPS unit to locate a sediment site. McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

PolarTREC alumni teacher Michelle Brown is in Antarctica this season to study the Human Impacts in Antarctica. She is based at McMurdo Station with her research team. Follow her journals and share comments and questions with the team!

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Michelle Brown in Cape Evans Hut
Research Update Today our research team collected sediment samples at Cape Evans near two...

Latest Comments

Happy Birthday! Several times a week the students here at Nittany Valley Charter School check on your journal. Thanks for the picture of the Scott hut. So interesting! We are reading "Ice Story"...
status: 1 Hi Ollie, Great question! We collect organisms from the ocean as well as sediments (dirt) from the seafloor. We analyze both animal tissues and sediment samples for contaminants including...
Thank you for putting Bananaman Penguin with the bananas. I know he is happy in his new home in Antarctica, with the bananas. Do they grow bananas in the greenhouse or do they ship them in? Kevin

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